Keep Your Home Healthy with HEPA

Tips on keeping your home’s indoor air as healthy as it can be

Though it feels as if we are close to defeating COVID-19, until we reach herd immunity in our country, there is a risk. Tracing programs show that up to 70 percent of cases are spread between family members and close friends in what is now known as “living room spread.” Therefore, it is still important to make your home as healthy as possible.

Thankfully, there are measures you can take. Anthony Fauci, MD, has recently recommended high-efficiency particulate air systems—also known as HEPA filters—to remove COVID particles from the air in your home.

Because Coronavirus particles linger in the air, HEPA filters are particularly effective, since according to U.S. standards, they must effectively capture 99.97 percent of particles. HEPA filters can capture particles the size of COVID aerosols, according to Wirecutter. “The virus that causes COVID-19 is approximately 0.125 micron (125 nanometers) in diameter. It falls squarely within the particle-size range that HEPA filters capture with extraordinary efficiency: 0.01 micron (10 nanometers) and above,” the publication explains.

Benefits Of HEPA Air Purifier
HEPA is a form of technology which means High-Efficiency Particulate Air, and is often found in air purifiers. There are many air purifier brands on the market, but they are not all HEPA air purifiers, which provide the highest level of protection against viruses such as the one that causes COVID-19. Filter Shipping carries an excellent line of HEPA air purifiers for the home, such as Goodman and Lennox Healthy Climate. HEPA air purifiers work by passing air through the filter, capturing harmful components such as pollen, mold, mite, smoke particles, dust, dirt, and viruses. By removing the impurities from the air, the HEPA air purifier continuously circulates a fresh and breathable air all day long, keeping the air in your home not only clean, but healthy.

Until the threat of COVID has been eradicated, you owe it to your family to keep your home as healthy as possible. Whether you need a full HEPA air purifier system, or replacement HEPA filters, Filter Shipping has what you need. Go to, or call us at 815-658-9300.

The Importance of Indoor Air Quality in the age of COVID-19

During this time of uncertainty, we are all concerned about keeping ourselves and our families safe and healthy. Following social distancing guidelines and advice recommended by our country and state’s leaders is a start, but many of you are probably wondering: What more can be done?

Since most of us are sheltering in our homes, we want to make sure we are doing everything we can to keep our home environment healthy. This time of year, most of us are transitioning from heating our homes to turning on the air conditioning, particularly in the southern states.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDCrecently linked an outbreak in January to the air conditioning system inside of a restaurant in Guangzhou, China. By analyzing the seating pattern, relationships of the patrons, and identifying those that were sickened with the virus, they were able to conclude that the air conditioning unit helped spread the virus. These diagrams indicate who was affected and their positions relative to the air conditioning unit.

This study was by no mean conclusive. However, it does point to an area we CAN control: The quality of our home’s indoor air. Depending on the MERV rating, your HVAC system’s air filters can do a good job of preventing the spread of airborne contaminates.

Yes, these are frightening times, but the more you know, the more you can do to increase the chances that your family will remain healthy and well.

For more information about air filters and their various attributes, please go to or call us at 815-568-9300.

Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

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